CINCINNATI - Breast cancer survivors and supporters are gearing up for this year’s “Making Strides” walk, which generates money for the American Cancer Society.
Although the walk is two months away, local survivors gathered Wednesday morning for a celebration breakfast at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. They shared their stories of courage and hope and helped rally people to get involved in this year's walk.
The American Cancer Society says the walk is an easy, fun and effective way to fight breast cancer.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a five-mile walk from Yeatman’s Cove, passing through downtown Cincinnati and Newport, ending back at Yeatman’s Cove. More than 10,000 people are expected to participate.
Making Strides says its mission is helping people get well, stay well, find cures and fight back.
"Every dollar we raise here helps fight breast cancer,” said Crystal Pohlman, an event organizer. “Every person has been touched by cancer. You're really truly making a difference."
9 News Meteorologist Sherry Hughes emceed Wednesday’s event. WCPO is the media sponsor for the walk, which is Sunday, October 14.
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